10 Dec 2009

Pakistan officials deny bowlers bustup

1:36 pm on 10 December 2009

On the eve of the deciding New Zealand-Pakistan cricket test in Napier, Pakistan team officials are denying allegations of a dressing room bustup between two of their pace bowlers after their second test win over the Black Caps in Wellington.

Media on the sub-continent claim Mohammad Aamer and Umar Gul came to blows at the Basin Reserve, soon after Pakistan levelled the three-match series last Sunday.

Aamer and Gul did have a disagreement over their respective fielding positions during New Zealand's unsuccessful run chase, which required intervention from captain Mohammad Yousuf.

The Times of India say a source close to the team confirmed the dressing room incident and both players were fined $3,300 following a disciplinary hearing.

Pakistan's manager Abdul Raqeeb has dismissed the claim, saying "nothing happened".